Workshops and Classes

From hands-on workshops exploring new materials and techniques to professional development programs and networking opportunities, our commitment to providing resources for Baltimore artists has been part of our mission from day one.

Sat Mar 30

Come investigate hidden and seen aspects of yourself and create a mask based on what you unearth! The history and ritual of mask making appears on every continent and in many cultures to honor tradition, identity, and connection to the natural and spirit worlds. Through modern mask making, we explore our authentic selves in order to step more fully into personal power.

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Sat Mar 30

Kerplunk! is every Saturday from FEB 9-APR 7th from 12-3PM. Always free thanks to the support of Baltimore Housing. No registration is required. We suggest a group reservation if it is more than six people in a group by emailing education director, Maria Aldana at maria@creativealliance.org

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Tue Apr 9

Punch Needle is an easy-to-learn, versatile, embroidery technique that uses a pen like tool with a hollow threaded needle tip to loop fibers into lovely piled designs. You can use a wide range of materials as a base cloth, various threads, yarn, or fibers for punching, and many design options to create pieces as small, ornamental motifs or large-scale wall or floor landscapes.

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Sat Apr 13

For most, the terms “reuse & recycle” are quite straightforward, but not for mixed media artist Gina Pierleoni. Join us as Gina reveals the secrets to creating hand-sewn figures constructed of recycled and re-purposed materials including: broken jewelry, fabric, things with holes, buttons, sequins, safety pins, gift bag handles, yarn, old socks, acrylic paint, thread, and a simple looping stitch. What once seemed trash could now be treasured as you learn to create these one-of-a-kind works of art. Come with just your imagination and leave with a new “friend” using a variety of supplies included in the cost of the workshop.

No experience necessary.

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Thu Apr 25

**RESCHEDULED**

A workshop in two parts.

Part One: Spring Cleaning, in which we edit poems already written. Does it have some unwanted or problematic lines that need to be thrown out? Perhaps a few words need revamping. Maybe the whole poem needs a complete overhaul. We provide each other with ideas and suggestions for improving each other’s work through positive, supportive, and constructive feedback.

Part Two: New Growth. The second three weeks consists of intensive new writing, both in class and at home. Going into April, National Poetry Month, we pull new work up from the soil of our imagination and experiences, using traditional and experimental forms and techniques to generate a bumper crop of new work, as well as plant seeds for future harvest of poetic fruits.

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